Treve to stay in training into 2014 for repeat Arc bid!

Sunday’s G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve (Fr) (Motivator {GB}) will remain in training as a 4-year-old, and will target a repeat bid for the Longchamp showpiece, trainer Criquette Head-Maarek revealed yesterday.

“Treve ate up everything last night and hasn’t lost any weight,” reported Head-Maarek. “She won the race very easily. They pushed her to the outside, but when she came there in the false straight, I knew she was going to win. I know Thierry Jarnet’s riding very well, I could see he had a lot of horse underneath him and when he let her go, they were never going to catch her.

It’s her turn of foot that is so unbelievable. When you look at the times, she ran the last 400 meters faster than the winner of the Prix de l’Abbaye (a straight-course 5 furlong race) and the Prix de la Foret (a 7 furlong race around a bend), which is incredible after a long-distance (mile and a half) race like the Arc.

She will stay in training next season and I don’t think we will run her again this year. If she does have one more run, it will be in Hong Kong (mid-December) as the Breeders’ Cup is too close and the ground in Japan is always very hard. [Owner] Sheikh Joaan [bin Hamad Al Thani] bought her to win the Arc and she did it. Now we have to try to win it again next year. She will run in the spring and even though she stays the [12-furlong] distance well, she has so much pace she could easily run over 10 furlongs or even over a mile. She can do everything.”

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